The best MTB and Hiking Maps

Welcome to Openmtbmap.org - Get the most popular maps for mountainbiking worldwide! Over 4000 users daily come here to get informed Get maps that guide you over the best trails, instead of getting lost. So here is why you should trust Openmtbmaps:

  • Type of Way/Street? Clear differentiation between all street types. The maps display info out of the eyes of a biker / hiker. E.g. downhill arrows for steep singletracks
  • MTB & Hiking & Cycle relevant information like drinking water, alpine huts, guideposts,... Routes shown prominently besides (not instead of) the streets differentiated by colour for type and based on importance
  • Contourlines integrated nearly worldwide based on the excellent viewfinderpanoramas.org data. Much higher quality in mountainous regions than the generally used void filled SRTM3".
  • Participate? Map Incomplete or wrong? You can participate and add missing to OSM. I update the maps weekly, so every week the maps become better and more complete! Join over 300.000 mappers worldwide to add ways or fix data yourself.
  • Velomap: If you're mainly cycling on-road or use your race bicycle, then I offer the similar VeloMap. The VeloMap has a focus on cycle friendly roads and cycle ways / cycle routes. As it shows less detail, it is quicker to understand.

 

 

Who can use the openmtbmap?

The maps offered here are of course, currently primarily used by Garmin GPS users and mountain bikers in general, but you don't need to have a Garmin GPS to use them. Qlandkarte GT an opensource and freely available Map Viewer can display them in all their pride, and also if not owning a Garmin GPS or buying maps from Garmin you can install Garmin Mapsource to your computer and enjoy autorouting like you have not enjoyed before. Besides third party progs like Glopus or Garmin Mobile XT can be used to display the openmtbmaps on your PDA or phone.

 

About openmtbmap.org

I started working on OSM because I saw the chance that for the first time in history there could be maps by mtbikers for mtbikers. However there was not yet any structure to classify ways so I developed the mtb:scale as well as many other attribute keys for OSM. But hardly anyone used them, so I started to create maps that showed the tags, and after a few month put up openmtbmap.org to make the maps available for everyone to download.

Currently around 2000-5000 unique visitors enjoy openmtbmap.org every day (as measured with Google Analytics).

Openstreetmap gives us the ability to really create mtb focused maps – like no other map provider has ever done. Therefore I call on you – to get engaged and start participating like over 300.000 people worldwide already do!

 

 

New Contourlines for Europe Continent map – and many European countries

After about 2 years time I've updated the Europe contourlines again. As they are a separate download, and each update may cause confusion - I only update them if there are significant improvements in the altitude data.

The following countries have seen major updates:

Germany (especially the Länder of Brandenburg, Sachsen, Bayern)

Great Britain (especially England, Wales, Northern Ireland - Scotland doesn't have LIDAR data yet as underlying data)

The North of Ireland

Norway

Spain

 

Some other countries have seen small updates. Also as mkgmap the map compiler was improved - the data size of the contourlines has decreased by about 10% even if the details are still identical.

While under Windows for the Europe continent map the installer will complain if you try to install the Europe map without the updated contourlines download - under macOS you will have to update manually and not forget about it. 

 

I've incorporated all altitude data from Sonny that was published since the last updates: https://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-europe 

(where there is no LIDAR based data by Sonny, as always I use ALOS World 3D as the main altitude data, and viewfinderpanoramas data for the areas north of N60 and South of S60). 

Winter Layout

Just a quick note - now the OpenMTBmap features a winter layout for winter sports - it was better this way then integrating it into the hiking layout.

And if you need a Garmin Oregon 700 or Etrex 35 touch - amazon.de has them heavily discounted today for Black Friday. That's pretty rare to find them that cheap. Edge 520 is also really cheap - but I don't recommend it to be used with maps - it's simply too slow (edge 530/830/1030 are not on offer). If so the edge explore is also pretty cheap - it's better than the 520 Plus and for using maps it's pretty fine too. It's main problem - no compass/altimeter.